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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Oct 25, 2011 11:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Dew of 1978-1995...

"I think 5/22 is just a pinch better than 5/8. But both are ridiculously good."

Seconded. This may be blasphemy to admit, but I've always found the Cornell Dew a tad overrated (flame away!)

I don't have much of an opinion about '78-'95 Dews, although I do love 9/18/87. Someday I'll get around to listening to this '94 rec, I promise!

As far as the BEST Dew EVER, it has to be 6/18/74. No contest imho.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 26, 2011 12:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Dew of 1978-1995...

I will not flame - I find Cornell too, I don't know, perfect and... dare I say, controlled? It doesn't strike that raw, primal emotion in me that the '87 MSG did - perhaps because I was in the Garden that night? I don't know.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Oct 26, 2011 10:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Dew of 1978-1995...

Agreed. The Cornell show is not overrated, but the Dew is. It's way up there as far as post-hiatus Dews go, but to label it the best of all time is just crazy talk.

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Oct 26, 2011 12:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Dew of 1978-1995...

glad to know i'm not the only one... I mean, don't get me wrong, its great, but whenever i listen to it i get the feeling like i'm missing something with all the 'greatest ever' talk surrounding it. i just think there are way better Dews out there. just goes to show the subjectivity of all this!

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Oct 26, 2011 5:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Dew of 1978-1995...

"The Cornell show is not overrated, but the Dew is."

funny you say that. I said the exact opposite to clementine last time I saw him. I think the dew is the best part of that show. But im a dew nut so im bias.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 26, 2011 5:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Dew of 1978-1995...

do you and clementine go to college together?

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Oct 26, 2011 5:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Dew of 1978-1995...

yea, we're in different departments but same school.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 26, 2011 7:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Dew of 1978-1995...

"Seconded. This may be blasphemy to admit, but I've always found the Cornell Dew a tad overrated (flame away!)"

The Cornell dew is HUGELY overrated imo. when i jam along to dew on my strat, i usually pick this version to jam to for a few reasons.
1. the excellent sound quality and instrument separation allows me to hear the other musicians very well when i'm playing along.
2. lots of space for long guitar solos. i've played along with this version many times, and have noticed how structurally simple jerry's extended solo is in this version compared to many others. i am almost able to fully replicate jerry's solo. that's not my goal, as i usually try to come up with new licks in my solos. but in playing this version numerous times, i noticed how simple it really is compared to many others which i why i attempted to duplicate the solo, and found it fairly simple. i know this is not the case with other versions. i also know i don't judge music based on how technically difficult it is to play, but jerry really didn't do anything too special in the cornell version. just my opinion.

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Oct 26, 2011 5:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Dew of 1978-1995...

I find it hard to overrate such a phenomenal dew. Rden makes some good points but part of what makes this dew so great is the unified playing that is happening. It carries much energy and the drumming is also pretty fucking awesome. Not to mention keith's keys sound so great on both 5/22 and 5/8. 5/22 is just more soft and heartfelt while still incredibly climactic that I feel it is a more textbook and well played dew.